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Automotive Defense Specialists Announces Post on Seeking a SMOG Shop Attorney to Defend against California’s Bureau of Automotive Repair

Automotive Defense Specialists, a skilled team of defense attorneys, is announcing a new post on the importance of finding legal support in the SMOG industry. Auto repair shops need to know their legal rights vis-a-vis California’s Bureau of Automotive Repair.


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Auto repair shops need to know their legal rights vis-a-vis California’s Bureau of Automotive Repair.

LOS ANGELES – December 30, 2021 – (Newswire.com)

 Automotive Defense Specialists, a California-based law firm representing SMOG technicians and auto repair shop owners at https://automotivedefense.com, is proud to announce a new post. Actions by the state’s Bureau of Automotive Repair can contain statements blaming an auto tech for actions beyond their control. If an auto repair shop receives a letter implying wrongdoing, it may be time to find a defense attorney.

“There are many things out of the control of a SMOG testing station. For instance, if a

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California Will Start Testing for ECU Tunes During Smog Checks Starting Next Week

Photo credit: Ford - YouTube

Photo credit: Ford – YouTube

If you live in California and run an aftermarket tune on your car, you might want to think about flashing your ECU back to stock before heading out for your biennial Smog Check. Starting July 19, 2021, testing stations will begin to check whether cars are running OEM or California Air Resources Board (CARB)-approved tunes. If your car isn’t, it’ll fail the test.

The new policy, first highlighted by Car Bibles on Tuesday, is outlined in the California Bureau of Automotive Repair’s Frequently Asked Questions section. From the webpage:

Beginning July 19, 2021, vehicles with software not provided by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or approved through a California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (EO) will fail Smog Check.

Before your vehicle will pass a Smog Check, you must have the vehicle’s software restored to the OEM software version. Once the software is

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